Features

Drapery in Demand

Curtain fabrics are on the rise, with new releases reflecting practicality, economy and trend-conscious elegance, while sheers, including those designed for indoor-outdoor living, continue to attract strong demand. WFA reports.
Norman  Norman Product Development Manager Peter Boyle notes that the company’s latest output reflects a... READ MORE

Retail Detail

Instead of discounting, retailers can optimise sales by focusing on the benefits of quality product, premium selling tools and state of the art controls, according to key players in the space who spoke to WFA.
Selling shutters at retail is a specialised endeavour, according to Peter Boyle, Product Development Manager... READ MORE

Outside edge

Exterior blinds and awnings continue to evolve in line with the rigours of the Australian market and climate, writes WFA.
Somfy Thanks to the heatwaves hitting the East coast of Australia, demand for external blinds... READ MORE

Controlling interest

Demand for motorisation and solar control systems is burgeoning, with consumers increasingly investing in products for a connected home. WFA reports.
Silent Gliss by Peter Meyer “In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the demand for... READ MORE

Experience the Unparalleled: R...

Get ready for the 19th international edition of R+T Asia, the premier exhibition showcasing sun shading systems and doors/gates. Mark your calendars for 28 to 30 May 2024, as this event gears up to make a significant impact in Shanghai.
Featuring over 750 exhibitors and an anticipated 55,000 professional visitors from China and nearly 100... READ MORE

Heimtextil Trends 24/25: New S...

At Heimtextil 2024, the trend table approached its task differently from previous years. Instead of presenting several different trend themes, the forum moved from trends being the driver to transformation being the driving force.
“The focus of Heimtextil’s 24/25 edition is addressing change at scale,” said this year’s forum... READ MORE

R+T brings global industry tog...

Leading roller shutters and sun shading systems trade fair R+T opened its doors again from 19 to 23 February 2024 for the first time in six years.
A total of 1,020 exhibitors from 43 countries presented their innovations at R+T 2024. The... READ MORE

Venetians live on

The venetian blind category is successfully leveraging add-on benefits, from motorisation innovation to colour and style revamps, writes WFA.
Somfy Somfy’s Product Marketing Executive Nicki Beggs tells WFA that innovations are driving uptake in... READ MORE

Inward investment

Interior sunscreen suppliers are increasingly investing resources in fabrics’ technical excellence, complemented by a nod to changing trends. WFA reports.
Texstyle Mark Cuddy, General Manager, Texstyle Australia, tells WFA the recently released Texstyle Eclipse Collection... READ MORE

R+T Asia gears up for an ‘un...

R+T Asia, the leading exhibition for sun shading systems and doors/gates, is gearing up for its 19th international edition, scheduled to take place in Shanghai from 28 to 30 May. Building on the positive outcome of its 2023 edition, which received acclaim from both exhibitors and visitors, anticipation for the upcoming edition is marked by ambition and optimism.
In January, the event’s organisers introduced streamlined visitor pre-registration, designed for swift and efficient handling.... READ MORE
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